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An Introduction to a mathamatician
This book attempts to answer the following questions. 1) Is mathematics a worthwhile career? 2) What being a mathematician is like. 3) What type of jobs/careers are available? The main strength of Ian Stewart’s book is the way he addresses these questions in an entertaining manner. He manages to keep his explicit advice witty and brief.
Stewart reviews mathematics from high school to daily life to post docs. He also discusses the importance of mathematic teachers and the valuable role they play. Stewart encourages women to enter the field of math. Stewarts goal is opening the door into the world of mathematics and enticing the reader inside; he accomplishes this goal.
Jason Huggins does a good job narrating the book. Huggins is from Wales. He is an actor and audiobook narrator. The book is abut five and half hours long.
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This a great book. Entertaining and insightful in every chapter. The information is helpful and useful; while being engaging throughout.
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Great book, irritating narration
 By N. G. PEPIN on 092415
By: Pedro Domingos

Spooky Action at a Distance
 The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Timeand What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything
 By: George Musser
 Narrated by: William Hughes
 Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
 Unabridged

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What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally stop to ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered a phenomenon that operates outside the confines of space and time. The phenomenon  the ability of one particle to affect another instantly across the vastness of space  appears to be almost magical.


Rambling but Asks Good Questions
 By Michael on 121915
By: George Musser

Strategic Intuition
 The Creative Spark in Human Achievement
 By: Bill Duggan
 Narrated by: Dennis Holland
 Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
 Unabridged

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How "Aha!" really happens....When do you get your best ideas? You probably answer "At night" or "In the shower" or "Stuck in traffic". You get a flash of insight. Things come together in your mind. You connect the dots. You say to yourself, "Aha! I see what to do." Brain science now reveals how these flashes of insight happen. It's a special form of intuition. We call it strategic intuition, because it gives you an idea for action  a strategy. This new book by William Duggan is the first full treatment of strategic intuition.


Stratigic Intuition
 By Amazon Customer on 121708
By: Bill Duggan

Is God a Mathematician?
 By: Mario Livio
 Narrated by: Tom Parks
 Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
 Unabridged

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Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner once wondered about "the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" in the formulation of the laws of nature. Is God a Mathematician? investigates why mathematics is as powerful as it is. From ancient times to the present, scientists and philosophers have marveled at how such a seemingly abstract discipline could so perfectly explain the natural world. More than that  mathematics has often made predictions, for example, about subatomic particles or cosmic phenomena that were unknown at the time, but later were proven to be true.


Origins of Mathematics
 By Rick B on 070821
By: Mario Livio

Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work
 By: Kitty Ferguson
 Narrated by: Carole Boyd
 Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
 Unabridged

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Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our time, a Cambridge genius who has earned international celebrity as a brilliant theoretical physicist and become an inspiration and revelation to those who have witnessed his courageous triumph over disability. This is Hawking's life story by Kitty Ferguson, who has had special help from Hawking himself and his close associates and who has a gift for translating the language of theoretical physics for nonscientists.


Not What it Appears
 By Heizenberg on 040412